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Learn the history behind the creation of the Portland Japanese Garden, considered to be the finest example of the art form outside Japan. Tour Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden, a traditional Suzhou-style scholar's garden, and one of only a handful of Chinese gardens in America. Also, see how art accompanies nature at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

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Reflections On Peace: The Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is considered one of the finest examples of the art form outside Japan.

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The Oregon Garden, A Labyrinth Of Botanical Wonders And Creative Expression

The Oregon Garden showcases 80-acres of botanical wonders intermingled with a permanent display of sculpture and art.

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Program Funding Provided By:

The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Endowed Fund for Excellence

Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Fund for Lifelong Learning


Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird

Additional Support Provided By:
The Jackson Foundation
Lee and Marcia Stevenson